Monday, February 27, 2012

Retreat Fun

Temecula, Ca was our destination for 4 days of sewing fun. We stay at the Vina de Lestonnec and the good Sisters take great care of us. We have nothing to do but enjoy the beautiful wine country , watch for hot air balloons passing overhead and sew!
Here's what I got done:
Worked on my Dresdens for the Scrappy Plate BOM at Bunny Hill. Got 7 put together !
Added to Design Wall Monday on Judy L"s Check out the rest of the busy quilters.
Put together my Fire Escape Quilt. Done , ready to quilt.

Got all the blocks done for the Urban Cabin, Now to finalize the arrangement and add borders.

What did everyone else do:
Bea's in progress

Merci's DWR

Irish Chain with difficult border, solved!

Rick Rack Quilt
This is just a few I caught  with my camera. There were 21 of us and we all did several projects .
One of the fun things we did was the 1600 Strip Quilt Race. After seeing the YouTube on how easy it was, we decided to give it a try. Ten of us competed and Bonnie finished first and won a strawberry pincushion. the only hard part is not getting the strips twisted when you are joining them diagonally. (first you make one long strip). With batiks this is easy to get mixed up as both sides look the same! We had some beautiful quilts from all different fabrics, jelly rolls, Walmart rolls, strips from stash.

Lynette used Kiwi Bali pop and her's was really striking.

Madeline's pretty blues
Pat's strippy all done!

We all had fun with this technique.
What a good time, great weather and good friends! Ready to go again next year!


  1. I LOVE the colors of your fire escape quilt, just wonderful. And the black in the urban cabins - stunning!! Looks like you had a productive retreat :)

  2. What great fun...and wonderful eye candy!